Cocaine dealer declares drugs are 'no good' and vows to stay off them

Kestutis Sauklys was given a suspended sentence -Credit:Hull Live
Kestutis Sauklys was given a suspended sentence -Credit:Hull Live

A cocaine dealer who was caught selling drugs on the streets has vowed to stay off illicit substances from now on – after declaring: "It's no good."

Kestutis Sauklys claimed that the drugs that he had been taking in the past had not been helping him at all so he had "stopped" doing so a month earlier. He was "of course" planning on staying off drugs and he was feeling "very good now" because of this change in attitude, Hull Crown Court heard.

Sauklys, 34, of Ryde Street, off Beverley Road, Hull, admitted being concerned in supplying cocaine on July 28 last year. Michael Forrest, prosecuting, said that police were originally investigating a burglary matter and Sauklys was wanted for questioning in connection with that. Police spotted him in Adderbury Grove, also off Beverley Road, and he was recognised and followed.


Sauklys was seen carrying out a drug deal. When he was arrested, he had eight wraps of cocaine, with a street value of £80, and £5 cash on him. His phone contained drug dealing messages.

Police went to his home and found 51 wraps of cocaine but nothing else. The burglary matter had been discontinued. He pleaded guilty on the basis that he was selling drugs to other users to fund his own addiction.

Judge Mark Bury asked Sauklys: "Are you still taking drugs?" He replied: "Not now. Stopped. About a month ago. It's no good. Tablets weren't helping me.

Kestutis Sauklys appeared at Hull Crown Court -Credit:Hull Live
Kestutis Sauklys appeared at Hull Crown Court -Credit:Hull Live

"I'm very good now. I'm on Subutex." He was not working but he was hoping to be able to do so. "I haven't found a job," he added.

Sauklys, from Lithuania, was living with his mother and he was planning on staying in Hull. "I live here now," he said.

Judge Bury asked: "Do you like Hull?" Sauklys replied: "Yes. Now I have my own passport." He claimed that he was "of course" planning on staying clean of drugs and that he had no drug debts. The court heard that Sauklys had already sought counselling help for drugs.

Judge Bury told Sauklys: "I am prepared to give you a chance and suspend the sentence that would otherwise be appropriate. You must ensure that you stay clean of drugs."

Sauklys was given an 18-month suspended prison sentence, six months' drug rehabilitation and 15 days' rehabilitation.

"If you don't comply with the requirements of the probation service and the rehabilitation activity requirement or you don't turn up for your rehabilitation and treatment, you are in breach of the order and, if you commit a criminal offence between now and two years from today, you are at risk of going to prison" said Judge Bury.

"If that offence involves anything to do with drugs, you are almost certain to go to prison. It's vital that you either stay off drugs or get off them because it's got you into bother up to now.

"It's up to you to find work, settle down and get on with your life."